Friendly Fill-Ins Friday

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Here We Go!   Filling In Fun!

Know what ELSE it is???????

It’s Friday and that means filling in sentences on a fun Hop co-hosted by 15andMeowing AND McGuffy’s Reader!    Every week we get four sentences with blanks and our job is to fill those blanks in.   The result is that we learn a whole bunch of stuff about each other and that is FUN.    We thank our co-hosts for giving us this opportunity every week.    If you want to join in, just click the badge above and go to McGuffy’s where you can enter your blog info and VOILA – you’re IN!

Here are this week’s sentences and my Mom has filled them in using PURPLE!

1. Keep calm and just concentrate on doing things you WANT to do – things that please YOU.
2. Politics disappoints me.
3. June is my middle name – in honor of my Dad’s sister June.

4. In retrospect, I was not mature enough to get married “first time around” .
VOILA!    Thanks Mom………….I won’t ask you about that #4 thing because the only Daddy I know is the one I have NOW and if “first time around” isn’t around any longer I’m SURE there’s a good reason for that.    I LOVE your “second time around” !!!    Tee Hee
We are having rain AGAIN today so I’ll probably mostly stay inside and snoopervise the Friday housecleaning.   If things get too noisy I can always go out to my favorite spot – the garage……..I know I’m SAFE out there – no noisy cleaning out there to disturb my sleep!
See you all tomorrow in BACONIA!

Love, Teddy

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Friendly Friday Fill-Ins

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Boo!

(Never fear – I know it’s not Halloween – I was just PRACTICING!!!!!!)

Happy Friday………..today we fill-in sentences in the fun Blog Hop that is co-hosted by Annie of McGuffy’s Reader and Ellen of 15andMeowing!    If you’d like to join this HOP, and do some filling in of your own, just click below and be magically transported to McGuffy’s where you can copy the sentences and fill in your OWN blanks!!!!!

I thought I’d let my old Mom give filling in another whirl this week………………..even though she and Dad deserted me overnight to celebrate my Dad’s birthday, they DID come back home today so I have decided to FORGIVE her and Dad.   Aren’t I nice?  Her reward for coming back to me is doing the fill-ins and she did them today in BRIGHT RED!

1. October is the perfect time to clean out my clothes closet – change of season means sweaters and heavier clothes so clearing out stuff I don’t wear before I put it on the shelves/hang it up MAKES SENSE!!
2. Halloween is still just about as much fun to me as it was when I was a little girl.   I love seeing kids in costumes and having fun like I used to do.

3. Every October, I shop for chrysanthemums – for the yard AND for my front porch – it’s my own personal “tradition”.

4. My experience with the supernatural world is very interesting but not something I talk about with “just anyone” !

 

Thanks a bunch Mom.    I appreciate you being the STAR this week – maybe next week I’ll FILL-IN as best I can!    In the meantime, I’m going to do my best to stay out of your way today while you and Dad clean the house…………I’ll probably nap a whole lot – while you were gone I was ALLLLLLLLLLL alone and “on guard” for the whole night – I’m SLEEPY!!!!

…..ZZZZZZZZZZ…….

 

SHOPPING and Filling-In!

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Another Two For One Day!

We have “Shopping Around the World” with Bacon of PIGLOVE today and we also have “Friendly Fill-In Friday” with McGuffys’ Reader and 15andMeowing.    Which one should we do first?   I say:

Let’s fill in our sentences then we’ll go shopping…….this is a fun hop co-hosted by the above two blogger buddies and boy is it FUN.   They give us sentences, and we fill in the blanks and because it’s a HOP we get to HOP around and find out stuff about all our friends because of how they filled in the blanks!     If you click the badge above, you will be transported to McGuffy’s where you can join in the fun with the LINKY tool !

I’m letting Mom answer again this week – I’ve been very generous I think letting her STAR on Fridays but in actuality, most of the time the sentences are more “human friendly” than Teddy friendly.   So let’s see what Mom has to say shall we?   Her filled in stuff is in BLUE.

1. I am far too old to wear the tight jeans that I love to wear but I say “SO WHAT”! 

  1. To save money, I don’t often buy things for the house – I keep towels for instance until you can almost SEE through them (slight exaggeration!) but I kind of figure as long as things WORK, I won’t replace them.   I certainly haven’t ALWAYS been like that though – trust me!
  2. LIFE matter(s).
  3.  The leaves coming down makes me think I don’t have much longer to wait for fires in the fireplace.

 

OK Mom – good job.    Our thanks go to Annie of McGuffy’s and Ellen of 15andMeowing for this fun weekly Hop.

NOW for our next half of the blog today!

Shopping Around The World

This one is super fun too because it’s ALWAYS interesting to get more recipes but it’s even MORE interesting to see what people pay for the stuff they use to MAKE their chosen food item.   That FOOD ITEM this month is DESSERTS!

This probably sounds crazy but my Mom and Dad almost ALWAYS eat dessert when they go out to dinner but they hardly EVER have dessert at home.   Notice I said “hardly ever” because Mom DOES make dessert from time to time.   Here’s an EASY one and because my Mom is a NUT for coconut (hahaha) she loves these!

CHOCOLATE AND ALMOND MACAROONS

INGREDIENTS AND PRICES:

3/4 cup condensed milk ($1.99 for 14 oz. container)

1  14-oz package sweet flaked coconut (two packages of 7 oz. – each package $1.84)

1/4 to 1/2 Teaspoon almond extract ($4.99 for two oz.)

1/8 Teaspoon salt (we had some)

24 whole unblanched almonds ($8.99 for 16 oz. package)

1/2 cup dark chocolate morsels ($3.49 for 10 oz. package)

 

DIRECTIONS:

Stir first four ingredients together…………..and drop dough by tablespoons on to parchment paper lined baking sheet (if you grease the spoon a little it will drop out easier!).   Push an almond into the top of each macaroon.   Bake in 350 degree oven for 15-17 minutes until golden brown.   Remove and let cool.

Microwave 1/2 cup chocolate morsels on high for a minute and 15 seconds………..stir well……..when cooled off, dump in a freezer bag and cut a hole in one corner so you can drizzle chocolate on the macaroons!

EASY PEASY and do I have to tell you how delish these are?   Well, I wouldn’t know myself of course but my Mom absolutely ADORES them.

If you have a DESSERT recipe to share today – make sure and link it up to Bacon’s blog at PIGLOVE so he can drool over your recipes but also so his Mom can collect all the recipes and make new snacks for Bacon’s Dad!

 

THERE YOU HAVE IT!    Friendly Fill-Ins and Shopping Around The World

See you tomorrow at the BACON HARVEST on my blog.   Sheeeeeeeeeee-haaaaw we’re gonna have a good time!

WATCH OUT – COMIN’ THROUGH!!!

Hugs, Teddy (and Angel Sammy too!)

 

Friends……….

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The Angels called and he heard their song of welcome…..

My very good and very sweet friend Sharon of Friends Furever said the long goodbye to her husband Bill yesterday.   He’d been hospitalized for two months and had been on the ventilator for a long time – the doctors did all they could but Bill’s struggle to overcome was not enough to keep him here.   He passed into the arms of the Lord yesterday afternoon after the vent was removed.

I know Sharon would appreciate your words of comfort……..and thanks to Ann Adamus we have a beautiful badge to honor the love Bill and Sharon shared for so long………you can click on it and visit Sharon’s blog if you like.   Sharon was so brave……their love will live on in her heart forever………..that’s what love is – FOREVER.

♥♥♥

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Friendly Friday Fill-Ins

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Woo Hoo It’s Friday!

Every Friday we HOP with the co-hosted “Friendly Fill-Ins” courtesy of McGuffy’s Reader and 15andMeowing.    It’s fun and interesting and we love learning new stuff about everyone who fills in the sentences we are provided by our hosts!    If you’d like to join in too, click the badge above and use the Linky Tool and you’re IN!

So they say – but you can still hop around and read interesting STUFF about your friends right??

So this week’s sentences – two from McGuffy’s and two from 15andMeowing are below with my Mom’s fill-ins in BLUE!

1. If someone were visiting my area, I would recommend a visit to our very own little town of Warrenton – we have a haunted jail, some Civil War note-worthy battlefields (no matter what may be in the news lately!) and a whole lot of VERY friendly people!
2. My favorite room in my home is the kitchen – I do love to cook!.
3. Back-to-school time makes me think of how different things are NOW at school vs. when I was in school – it’s like night and day, right down to the dress codes!

4. My favourite year of school was Senior Year, because even though I was a good student, I always had a secret fear that for some weird reason I wouldn’t graduate – but of course I did!
Thanks Mom!   Good job………………….I see you avoided telling everyone WHAT YEAR you graduated – guess that would be T.M.I. (too much information) huh?   HAHAHA.

Ta Da!

Now I need to move on to thanking my friends Hemingway and Steinbeck for that Blogger Award they nominated me for – AND complying with all the rules – well almost all of them anyway.   Here’s the pretty award badge – Mom tells me she actually won this some years ago but it’s been SO long, we’re excited to have it again!
THANK YOU again guys for the nomination.   This is “my” very first award…………Mom has a pile of them already posted on a separate page of the blog but SHE and SAMMY earned those and this is the first one since I joined the team so I’m calling it MINE!
Here’s what we need to do:
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog   (DONE!)

  • Write a post to show your award (DONE!)

  • Give a brief story of how your blog started (see below)

  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers (see below)

  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to (we will offer this to any of you who don’t have it yet – I think most of the blogs we follow have it but if any of you would like it – please accept it with our HUGS!)

  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

Mom will let you know how she started the blog and give some advice.   I’m afraid I’m just too new at this to give advice – although I will say that you need to HAVE FUN when you blog – if it’s a chore or hard work or makes you unhappy – don’t do it!

Mom here – Many eons ago I was a frustrated writer and artist who had lost my “mojo” thanks to a battle with cancer.   I had to stop writing just after my first mystery novel was published – not only did I not feel very creative at the time, but I just couldn’t come up with ideas – my treatments muddled my thinking too much.   I had also painted – oil painting, pen/ink, some watercolor work.   In other words I’d been CREATIVE.    Anyway, after I finished my treatments I thought things would go back to the way they were but they didn’t…………..so I found my “NEW NORMAL” by starting a blog.   It got me writing again – not in the form of a novel, but I DID write some short stories and I DID start a blog which was written with the help of my fabulous cat Sammy.   He pretty much took the whole thing over – he had a big personality!    So that’s how the blog was started – because I needed to be creative and enjoyed meeting new people.   

As for advice, I agree with what Teddy said – blog because you WANT to – not because you “need” to………..I realize that some people blog because they are authors and want to spread the word about their books or have shops and they want to sell their goods or they have a significant message to get out to the world – but if you want to keep things FUN – blog because you WANT to.    The other piece of advice would be the old saying “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all” – there is TOO MUCH HATE in the world so don’t help spread it.   John Lennon said it best – “All We Need Is Love”…………

Thanks again Mom!!!   Thanks again to Hemingway and Steinbeck – if you don’t know these two guys, you should.   Please visit them and enjoy as much as I do the FUN of watching Steinbeck drive Hemingway crazy just like any little “kid” would do.   Besides – Steinbeck is a GINGER and you know how much fun we GINGERS are!

See you all tomorrow for BACON CATURDAY!

Don’t mind me – I’m just hanging around watching Mom with laser eyes!!!

Love, Teddy

Friendly Fill-Ins

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Let’s Fill In Sentences Together OK?

It’s Friday and that means completing some sentences provided to all of us who play along on this FUN blog hop co-hosted by McGuffy’s Reader and 15andMeowing!    Each week we get two sentences with “holes to fill” from Miss Ann at McGuffys and two from Miss Ellen at 15andmeowing and we fill the blanks, post our sentences then hop around and see what our friends have said – it’s so much fun learning new stuff about everyone who participates!   If you wanna play – just click on the badge above and use the LINKY tool to get in on the fun!

This week’s sentences are below and this week my Mom let ME ME ME ME fill in!   My words are in BLUE……….

1. My inner child is alive and well because I am still just a youngster – just about 17 months old!!.
2. My favorite month is March because that’s my birthday month – although I think December when Santa comes will be a CLOSE SECOND!.
3. My favourite commercial is the Chewy.com one, because there’s almost always a kitty or pup or two and lots of action/colors/foodables – FUN to see!
 
4. Personally, I don’t care for wet kitty food OR any dairy items – even cheese – I know – I’m weird but I can’t help it!.

GIMME DAT!!

There you have it!   Mom let me fill in and I did it!  YAY FOR ME!    Don’t forget to visit the co-hosts of the Hop so you can see all the fun things everyone else did with their fill-ins………..maybe you’d like to join us every week for FILLING IN FUN!!

Love, Teddy

P.S.  Tomorrow is BACON SATURDAY!!!!!!!   Don’t forget!!

 

Farewell and Filling In

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Two Part Blog Today – First We Say Farewell…..

 

Graphic by Ann of Zoolatry

Graphic by My Mom……..

Yesterday we lost another dear friend…….the beautiful Ellie.    Two of the posters we’ve seen so far for Ellie are above, but I have no doubt there are many “artistic” versions of the Bridge’s new Angel Ellie – sister of Raz and Allie of Friends Furever –  she was a sweet girl and a most beautiful girl.   The perfect little lady.   Petite and loving and we know her family misses her.   She passed to the Bridge in her Mom’s arms………….Angel Sammy and SO MANY OTHERS were there to hug her……….   We’re sure that her family would appreciate you visiting to leave a message.

This world of pet blogging is such a wonderful, friendly, warm world – when one of us goes, we all mourn – we all feel the pain – most of us have been through saying that goodbye.   But because most of us follow a lot of blogs, we are saying goodbye in this pet world more frequently than ever before.    It’s never easy – it’s always sad but we also know that we will all run out of time one day and when that day comes we will go to the Rainbow Bridge.    Angel Sammy has promised to be there when I arrive and I know he will.

The second part of our post today is the Friendly Fill-Ins which is a Blog Hop co-hosted by 15andMeowing and McGuffy’s Reader.   If you click on the badge below, you will be transported to McGuffy’s and you can use Annie’s LINKY tool and put your blog address in to join in the FUN!

Every Friday each of our co-hosts provides TWO sentences with blanks and we get to fill in!   Sometimes I let Mom do the filling in and sometimes I do it and sometimes we BOTH do!    Today I thought I’d be extra nice (!) and let Mom fill in.   Her fill-ins are in BLUE!

Here are today’s sentences:

1. My favorite line from a film is “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn!” (I use this a lot I must admit – just ask my husband).

2. Other than blogs, a website I visit often is Amazon.

3. When I feel down, I play with Teddy – he absolutely makes me laugh more than almost ANYTHING else!.

4. If I could live my life over, I would NOT change a single thing.

 

So there you have it – another Friday bites the dust…………..we hope you all have a GREAT weekend – and we also hope that you’ll stop by tomorrow to get “BACONIZED” on my blog full of bacon!   I am, you know, the King of Baconia……..I take my duties as your King seriously just as Angel Sammy did!

Love Forever, Teddy